1) Click on how many bat(s) you have to shave
2) Purchase shaving services
3) Fill out, read, and agree to our Custom Order/Release Form
4) Ship bats, payment receipt, and Custom Order/Release Form to address provided.
Read Before Purchase
The first thing that happens during the bat shaving process is removal of the end cap. This is done through a variety of ways with each type of bat. The bat is then machined on a lathe that increases the diameter of the inner barrel. This increase in diameter (or thinning out of the walls) causes more flex across the barrel and lengthens the sweet spot. The bat is then reweighted to individual specs via endloading and handle weighting. The cap is then put back in place with high grade epoxy and is undetectable. The bat is weighed one last time for accuracy. The bat is now ready to ship out and you can start dropping bombs.
We will shave your bat to your individual specs such as Swing Speed, desired distance and weighting. This way you can get the most distance out of your swing speed while not sacrificing durability. The Custom Order form has a few questions that help us create the hottest custom bat possible for you. No other company offers this type of individualized bat shaving. If you consistently hit your fly balls 20ft short of the track your shave will be a little more aggressive in order to maximize the distance to the batted ball.
We coat the inner barrel of the bat with special liquid rubberized sealant coating. This is the same type of coating found inside Demarinis and Mizunos.
This coating serves two purposes:
1 Increased Durability- The coating seeps in and locks together the fresh top layer of the newly shaved bat. This is an extra layer of protection against cracking or flaking composite. Our rubberized sealant is flexible and therefore does not restrict the flex of the barrel.
2 Reduced Composite Breakdown- Bats will have a normal composite break down period with use. This breakdown equates to rattling of composite pieces inside your bat. Our coating will extremely reduce the occurrences of composite breakdown and rattling composite. The coating acts as a web to hold the pieces in place until the bat is ready to break completely through the composite layers.
Bat Shaving is a process in which the inner walls of a composite bat are expanded (or smaller wall thickness). This reduction of the wall thickness will cause an amplified amount of barrel flex, which equates to more distance when striking a ball. The increased distance is anywhere from 30 to 60 feet to the batted ball.
The process involves the removal of the bat's endcap and taking out 1 to 2 ounces of composite material. After the barrel is shaved, it is skillfully put back together and the weight is restructured to equal the original weight of the bat. This weight is added back to the handle and endcap. The endcap is then pushed back on to the top of the barrel with a high strength flexible epoxy blend. The work is completely undetectable unless the endcap is removed and the inner barrel is examined. Poorly shaved bats can be identified by ordinary inspection. One recognizable detection is an endcap separation with epoxy displayed. Another way is an inferior selection of adhesive material. Can you picture the cap flying off while hitting with your new bat? A rookie bat shaver might use a different type of handle rod to reweight the bat or no handle weight at all (this is a red flag also). Each manufacturer has a certain handle rod and a knowledgeable person will be able to look under the knob sticker or tape and detect your bat as altered. Another simple way to tell if a bat has been altered is to merely weigh it. All manufacturers stick within about .4 ounces when producing a bat. For example: A 26 ounce Miken MV-3 Supermax weighs 26.3 ounces to 26.7 ounces. Therefore, if you weigh a MV-3 Supermax that is 26 ounces it has been altered in some way (assuming the grip is still present). An Easton weighs within .1 ounce of its labeled weight. A 26 ounce Easton will weigh 25.9 ounces to 26.1 ounces and is nearly always precisely on the target weight. So if you have a 26 ounce Easton that weighs 25.7 ounces, it has been reworked. There are quite a few other ways to tell if a bat has been altered and understanding them is why we are a cut above your average bat shavers. Umpires are now getting classes in a quite a few of these methods, which is good for sanctioned play. We just wanted to give you an idea to the attention to detail and quality we take when getting your bat equipped for batting practice or that homerun derby you are getting in to.
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